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Korua Tranny Finder 2018 Snowboard Review

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Riding Style Freeride
Riding Level Advanced - Expert
Fits Boot size (US) 8-10, 10-12
Manufactured in Poland
Shape Tapered Directional
Camber Profile Directional Camber
Stance Setback -20mm
Approx. Weight Feels Normal
Powder Great
Turning Experience Excellent
Carving Excellent
Speed Great
Uneven Terrain Average
Switch Average
Jumps Good
Jibbing Poor
Pipe Average
On Snow Feel

Semi-Locked In

Turn Initiation

Medium/Slow

Skidded Turns

Semi-Hard

Flex

Medium/Stiff

Buttering

Moderate

Edge Hold

Hard Snow

Korua Tranny Finder 2018 Review by The Good Ride

The Korua Tranny Finder is Korua’s turny, carvy, poppy floaty, straight liner, big air board in their line. It’s got a unique personality but it seems like it can appeal to a wider variety directional riders and of all the snowboards in their line (except for the Otto) this is probably the most versatile when it comes to all types of riding. If you are into more surfy turning then it’s the Puzzle or Pencil for sure but if you want to dabble in a wider variety of riding styles the Tranny Finder will cover more of the riding spectrum.

Size: 157 & 154
Days:   5+ for me and about 8 for Grant
Conditions:   Wet warm Bachelor snow but soft and really fun in the morning one day. Some powder, good mid-winter snow and some choppy groomers.
Riders: James (Size 9, 5’10” 185-195lbs), Grant (size 11, 6’1″ 160lbs), Grant, Ty and Mason from Gravity Sports
Boots: Adidas Tactical ADV, Adidas Acerra, Burton SLX
Bindings: Union Atlas,  Union Superpro with team ankle straps (similar to the contact but with taller straps),
Set Up
: 22″ and 22.5″ wide Set back a bit 18 front -6 back and 22″ wide, set back, on reference stance, set all the way back, 21 front -3 back

Approximate Weight: Feels on the heavy side of medium but super sturdy and well built.

Flex:  Both were on the med/stiff side but the 157 we tried was brand new and that had a pretty borderline stiff flex but the broken in 154 was more bordering on the medium side.

Sizing:  The 157 felt like it was a bit much but probably the most appropriate for both Grant and I.  That being said, we both liked the 154 a little better.

On Snow Feel: Really stable and almost like a full camber ride.  It’s just a little less catchy in the nose but the tail is full on camber. It’s not a board for those who like to skid their turns.  This prefers a strong technical rider over anything else.

Edge Hold: Really strong edge hold for a sidecut like this and the Korua Tranny finder does a great job.

Turn Initiation:  The 154 was medium fast for us but the 157 was medium bordering on med/fast.

Turning Experience: Both really shine when it comes to turning but that’s expected since that is what Korua is all about. The spring out of both sizes was exceptional and it’s springy camber really powers you from edge to edge really well.  It needs a little back foot weight but not as much as boards like the Puzzle.  Conversely, it doesn’t drive off the foot well like Otto and it can get a little washy if you do. So it’s surfy/slashy/washy but not soo much that you are back foot paranoid that the tail will wash out.

Carving:  This is a dream carver and if you like a little back foot heavy laid out carve then the Korua Tranny Finder will work nicely.

Speed: Bombs! It’s a very fast board.

Uneven Terrain:  The Tranny finder is pretty good for uneven terrain but the 154 is the better for us of the two based on our specs.  It was soo much easier in the bumps. The 157 will power through a tracked up traverse area like a champ though.

Powder: There is lot’s of float here with the tapered tail, big nose with early rise rocker and pretty strong set back on board of about 7″ with a 154 and 11″ with the 157 so it will float well. We also had a little powder with the 154 and it floated super easy.

Buttering: Not too easy to butter but that’s expected with this flex.  Nose presses are the easiest but as it softens up it can work a little better.

Switch: Very doable compared to the Pencil and Puzzle but not quite as easy as the Otto.

Jumps: Great pop off the tail and the Korua Tranny finder really likes air compared to the more off the tail shapes in their line.  In terms of directional air, this is a 10 but the only thing that makes the rating what it is would be landing switch.  Still doable but not as good.

Jibbing: nope!

Pipe: Yeah this could work in the pipe well and it would carve walls really well.

So all in all the Korua Tranny finder offers up a pretty strong camber filled directional ride that can also float in powder.  It’s a solid all condition ride for those that want one board for mostly directional riding.

 
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